American Financing Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is American Financing a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by American Financing to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of American Financing nationally:

Review ItemAmerican Financing
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.02%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than other lenders (+$711)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3)

On average, American Financing’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.02%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$711. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit American Financing, check out its website at:

American Financing’s Rate Review by City

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. For our list of the top mortgage lenders by city, click here. In particular, among the cities we track American Financing was most active in:

  1. Denver, CO
  2. Fort Collins, CO
  3. Colorado Springs, CO
  4. Phoenix, AZ
  5. Portland, OR

In addition, American Financing is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:

American Financing’s Rate Review by Mortgage Type

Mortgage lenders also tend to charge different interest rates and closing costs depending on the type of mortgage. In our data, American Financing originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases and refinances. Its average interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders by mortgages type is as follows.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.03%+0.07%+0.01%-0.01%+0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$1112+$1297+$34+$51+$591
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.09%+0.13%+0.01%-0.01%+0.05%
National Star Rating(3)(3)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.08%-0.10%+0.10%+0.00%+0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$866+$420+$382+$6-$66
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.13%-0.08%+0.11%+0.00%+0.01%
Average Star Rating(3)(4)(3)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, American Financing is similar to other lenders for Jumbo, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming and FHA purchase mortgages. For refinancing, American Financing is cheap for FHA mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for USDA and VA mortgage refinance. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming and Jumbo mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter a lot for mortgage rates, and we always recommend shopping among several of our top mortgage lenders in your area before signing.

Other information about American Financing:

Registered name: American Financing Corporation
Registered city and state: Aurora, CO, 80014
Regulator: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

* Source of the data is Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and is for mortgages originated in the past year. Our comparable mortgages analysis controls for American Financing’s distribution of loan term (e.g. 30 year vs 15 year), loan-to-value (LTV), debt-to-income (DTI), loan amount, loan program (e.g. Conforming/FHA), loan purpose (e.g. purchase/refinance), and commuting zone. Cost adjusted rates were computed based on each percent of the loan amount in above average loan related closing costs being worth +0.15 of a percentage point in interest rate. Furthermore, the amounts are regularized using a Bayesian approach to control for small samples.